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Until and Unless Film Screening
Wed Aug 14, 1:00 PM
Amelia Carter
Join Kolkata Anandam for a screening and discussion of the film Until and Unless. The actors and producers of the film will be present to answer any questions.

Set in West Bengal a year before the historic decision to repeal the anti-sodomy law Penal Code 377, Until and Unless follows the story of four individuals and the impact of systemic oppression via India's legislative system on their lives. The film features Sintu, a transwoman community leader raised in the Sheoraphuli red-light district; Nitu, a transwoman sex worker who lives a dual identity as a man named Nitai; Lovely, a Koti person who lives a closeted life while working in an office environment, and Pratap, a trans teen still navigating her identity. Through juxtaposing their stories with interviews from lawyers and activists working to oppose these laws, the film shows the lived consequences of state and social violence on community self-representations.